"I told Morrie about my generation's dilemma with having children, how we often saw them as tying us down, making us into these "parent" things we did not want to be. I admitted to some of these emotions myself.
"Whenever people ask me about having children or not having children, I never tell them what to do, I simply say, 'there is no experience like having children'. That's all. There is no substitute for it. You cannot do it with a friend. You cannot do it with a lover. If you want the experience of having complete responsibility for another human being, and to learn how to love and bond in the deepest way, then you should have children."
So you would do it again? I asked.
"Would I do it again?" he said to me, looking surprised.
"Mitch, I would not have missed that experience for anything.""
-Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie